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Stopping sexual assault

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 6:00pm
Photos courtesy of Mimi Albano   Biden and 13 Reasons Why team visit Mason to speak on sexual assault awareness BY FAREEHA REHMAN & LOTTYE LOCKHART   Former Vice President Joe Biden came to Mason on the morning of April...

A Sea Change

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 6:00pm
A harsh look at what’s happening to our seas BY JAMES STEMPLE   A sea change is defined, according to Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” as a change brought about by the sea. It’s an idiom often used to signify a notable...

Students sue school

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 6:00pm
Student organization files lawsuit against Mason for Koch donation records BY NINA MOTAZEDI   Transparent GMU filed a lawsuit against Mason and the George Mason University Foundation Feb. 9, according to a press release from the organization, a lawsuit that...

Meet your new Student Government

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 6:00pm
Student body president and vice president announced BY LAUREN SULLIVAN   A week filled with social media campaigning and sidewalks filled with chalk for Student Government elections came to an end April 11 when the Office of Student Involvement announced...

Weekend in the woods

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 6:00pm
Mason cadets create and train in real-world Army scenarios at Quantico BY FAREEHA REHMAN, ONLINE EDITOR   Mason ROTC cadets spent four days outdoors at Marine Corps Base Quantico in an annual spring Joint Field Training Exercise (JTFX) along with...

Mason Baseball on five-game winning streak

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 6:00pm
  BY MICHAEL ABLER, STAFF WRITER   The Mason Baseball team seems to be showing signs of turning this season around. Mason has gone on a five-game winning streak over the past week. The streak includes a three-game series sweep...

Be a hero blood drive

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 6:00pm
GeorgeSquared program teams up with American Red Cross for blood drive BY RACHEL MARKFELDER, STAFF WRITER   GeorgeSquared partnered with the American Red Cross to host the first annual Be a Hero Blood Drive in the Hub Student Center April...

COLUMN: Greek life gives back on campus

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 6:00pm
Greek life raises awareness about organizations By BY MOLLY FESER, ALPHA XI DELTA    While common depictions of sororities and fraternities on campus include partying and controversial actions, one aspect of Greek life that many overlook is the philanthropic side....

Protesters turn out for Tax March

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 6:00pm
Tax March marchers called for Donald Trump to release tax returns. BY ALEX SHEDD   On April 15, known as “tax day” because the deadline to file federal taxes typically falls on that day, tens of thousands of protesters turned...

Metro events April 24-30

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 6:00pm
Monday, April 24 Filmfest DC (through April 30) | various locations   Tuesday, April 25 Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting | Fairfax County Government Center | Open to the public   Wednesday, April 26 NVCC student art exhibition |...

Mason alumni build successful winery

Thu, 27/04/2017 - 2:00pm
The Winery at Bull Run pays tribute to the past while providing opportunities to the new generation. BY BASMA HUMADI, STAFF WRITER   Built entirely from the ground up, The Winery at Bull Run is a place that tells a...

From Georgetown to the NBA and back

Thu, 20/04/2017 - 3:00pm
BY CHATEAU MANGAROO   The University of North Carolina surviving its championship game against Gonzaga University last Monday evening may not have been the most exciting news in college basketball.   Earlier that day, Georgetown University hired one of its...

STAFF PICKS: What we’re listening to

Thu, 20/04/2017 - 3:00pm
  We asked the newsroom what they’re currently jamming to. We got a range of responses, from sad indie rock to hyped-up hip-hop.   Natalia Kolenko, Campus Editor:   “My favorite song right now is ‘Green Light’ by Lorde. When...

COLUMN: Whitewashing in the shell

Thu, 20/04/2017 - 3:00pm
The Rupert Sanders thriller draws criticisms BY DINANDA PRAMESTI, CULTURE EDITOR   With the recent Academy Awards show being much more diverse than the previous few years, Hollywood continues to try to appeal and listen to the public about the...

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

Thu, 20/04/2017 - 3:00pm
A shot to the chest of heart-thumping garage rock BY JAMES STEMPLE   A sizeable crowd gathered at the 9:30 Club March 29 to see King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. It was hard to move an inch at the...

Dinner and a movie

Thu, 20/04/2017 - 3:00pm
Good food and movie picks for a good night out on the town BY BASMA HUMADI   Dinner: HalfSmoke With milkshakes, Monopoly and “Chipotle-style” assembly line sausages, HalfSmoke takes the title for being the coolest place around the block. Though...

Campus events April 10 – 14

Thu, 20/04/2017 - 3:00pm
George Mason University campus events for Monday, April 10 — Friday, April 14 The month of April: National Poetry Month National Arab-American Heritage Month Alcohol Awareness Month Monday, April 10: Student Government election results, 12 p.m. in the Johnson Center...

Warner aims to tackle student debt crisis

Thu, 20/04/2017 - 3:00pm
Sen. Mark Warner introduces legislation for students struggling with debt BY LAURYN CANTRELL   Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) has introduced two bills to assist college students and college graduates in response to the rising cost of attending college.   In...

Sanders backs Perriello at campus rally

Thu, 20/04/2017 - 3:00pm
The Vermont senator spoke in support of the Virginia gubernatorial candidate BY LOTTYE LOCKHART, CONTRIBUTOR   When Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) stepped onstage in the HUB of George Mason University, the crowd went wild. More wild, even, than when Tom...

Understanding Israel

Thu, 20/04/2017 - 3:00pm
Israel Student Association hosts first full Israel Week BY KELAYAH DICKERSON   Mason’s first ever week-long Israel Week was held to offer the community the chance to learn about the culture, religions, ethnicities and ideas of the people of Israel....